D-Link Products Showcased in Network Topology: Connectivity Visualized Track Session at Microsoft WinHEC Event
Fountain Valley, CA, April 26, 2005 - D -Link®, a global leader in the design and development of network connectivity and communications technologies, today announced that two of it's existing connectivity products, the D -Link SecuriCam™ Internet Camera and the D -Link Network Storage Adapter will be featured as client devices supporting the Microsoft "Longhorn" upcoming Link Layer Topology Discovery (LLTD) protocol at the Microsoft WinHEC event. The event, taking place on April 25 -27 at Washington State Convention and Trade Center in Seattle, Washington, will provide hardware -related technical directions, design, standards, proposals and interoperability for the Windows platform and the upcoming version of the Windows operating system, Windows code -name "Longhorn." To ease the installation and configuration of home networks, "Longhorn" will use LLTD to detect devices on the network, determine how they are interconnected and represent the network in a graphic form, This ability to visualize home networks will help users identify connectivity issues needing corrective action.
"Our customers are asking for reliable home networking solutions. Having manufacturers like D -Link support LLTD strengthens the value proposition of 'Longhorn,' ultimately helping our customers connect and manage their home networks effortlessly.", said Gursharan Sidhu, general manager for Windows Client Networking at Microsoft Corp.
"We strongly support Microsoft taking a lead by integrating user -friendly network protocols into its next generation operating system," said AJ Wang, CTO and Sr. VP of Technology, D -Link. "We are committed to the advancement of the user experience of our award -winning line of digital home products by integrating new technologies like Microsoft's 'Longhorn' LLTD."
Along with the new D -Link SecuriCam Network Internet Camera and the D -Link USB 2.0 -to -Ethernet Network Storage Adapter, D -Link is continuing to develop support for LLTD in a wide rage of existing and upcoming consumer networking devices, including the award -winning D -Link AirPremier Tri -band Wireless Router (DI -784), the best selling D -Link MediaLounge™ Wireless Media Player (DSM -320) and the upcoming D -Link SecuriCam Internet Camera with 10X Optical/Digital Zoom (DCS -6620).
SecuriCam Network Internet Camera
The D -Link SecuriCam Network Internet Camera (DCS -950) is a full -featured surveillance system that connects to an Ethernet broadband network to provide remote high -quality audio and video. Users can access and control the D -Link SecuriCam Network Internet Camera using Internet Explorer version 6 to watch and listen remotely to video and sound, take snapshots or record directly from the Web browser to a local hard drive without installing any software. With 0.5 lux light sensitivity, the D -Link SecuriCam Network Internet Camera is capable of capturing video in rooms with minimal lighting, making it ideal for use at night time.
The D -Link SecuriCam Network Internet Camera adheres to the Universal Plug & Play (UPnP™) specification which allows computers running Windows XP and Windows Me to recognize the DCS -950 and automatically add it to the network. By signing up with one of the many free Dynamic DNS services available on the Web, users can assign an easy -to -remember name and domain to the camera granting remotely access the camera without having to remember the IP address, even if it has been changed by an Internet Service Provider. Powerful surveillance software is included to enhance the monitoring and management for multiple cameras, allowing consumers to archive video straight to the hard drive, playback video, monitor up to four cameras on a single screen, and set up motion detection to trigger video/audio recording and send e -mail alerts.
D -Link USB 2.0 to Ethernet Network Storage Adapter
The D -Link USB 2.0 to Ethernet Network Storage Adapter (DNS -120) provides consumers with a quick and scalable way to increase storage, share content and back -up important data without having to upgrade a PC's internal workings. D -Link USB Network Storage Adapter can connect up to two standalone USB hard drives or flash drives and instantly access to all stored files. With its integrated FTP Server, the USB Network Storage Adapter can make vital data available to users over the web, so key information can be accessed, even when users are at work or on the road.
The D -Link USB Network Storage Adapter also ensures that shared data is not damaged when switching drivers. The built -in "Disconnect" button on the back of the adapter allows the unit to stop all data writing to the hard drive, eliminating the possibility of corrupted data when hot -swapping drives. And because the unit is segregated from PCs connected to the network, the D -Link USB Network Storage does not require a reboot of the system when adding USB drives, eliminating downtime.
Price and Availability
The D -Link D -Link SecuriCam Network Internet Camera (DCS -950) and the USB 2.0 to Ethernet Network Storage Adapter (DNS -120) are currently available through authorized retail, reseller and distribution partners at $199.99 and $99.99 Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Each product comes with a 1 Year Warranty and absolutely FREE 24/7 Technical Support including firmware updates.
About D -Link
D -Link is the global leader in total products shipped for consumer networking connectivity according to reports published by the Synergy Research Group. D -Link is the worldwide leader and award winning designer, developer, and manufacturer of networking, broadband, digital electronics, voice and data communications solutions for the digital home, Small Office/Home Office (SOHO), Small to Medium Business (SMB), and Workgroup to Enterprise environments. With more than a million square feet of manufacturing capacity and millions of Ethernet adapters, hubs and switch ports, manufactured and shipped, D -Link is a dominant market participant and price/performance leader in the networking and communications market. D -Link U.S.A., Canadian, and Mexico headquarters are located at 17595 Mt. Herrmann Street, Fountain Valley, CA, 92708. Phone (800) 326 -1688 or (714) 885 -6000; FAX (866) 743 -4905; Internet www.dlink.com.